TOM HENRICH

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  • "Dianne and family, Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. ..."
  • "Dianne & Family, I am so saddened to hear about Tom. My..."
    - Bob Moore
  • "With sadness, Frank and I offer our condolences of the..."
    - Barb Schamp
  • "My condolences to Tom's family. Tom & I were good friends..."
    - Jake Clark
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TOM HENRICH March 24, 1946 June 3, 2017 Our hearts are broken with the sudden passing of our loving husband, father and papa Tom on June 3, 2017 at the age of 71. He was born in Defiance, Ohio on March 24, 1946 and moved to the Tri-Cities at an early age. While working with his father on numerous projects he learned techniques and skills which led to many interests including restoration of several Chevy's and Fords in his garage. At the age of 18, together they restored a 1923 Model T Ford which our family drove in the Dayton Days Memorial Day parade for the past two years. He attended Columbia (Richland) High School and Central (Eastern) Washington State College in Ellensburg. He joined the U. S. Army and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 and received numerous humanitarian awards. In 1978 he married Dianne and they raised two children. Tom was an IBEW Union Electrician for many years and then became a co-owner of Magnum Electric in 1989. He retired in 2006 which gave him time to pursue his biggest passion, the Henrich Ranch in Dayton, WA. With a lot of hard work and determination, he kept the property looking beautiful and always welcomed family and friends to enjoy the land. He collected, traded and restored numerous horse-drawn vehicles, and one of his prized possessions was the Yellowstone Coach he restored from the ground up. He had many friends and acquaintances who respected and admired him, as he had quite a knack for making friends. Other hobbies included owning and maintaining the Broken Spoke Mini Storage in Dayton and he loved to go on road trips throughout Montana and Wyoming to visit with acquaintances and stop by all the antique stores along the way. He also served as a Director of the National Stagecoach and Freight Wagon Association. Tom is survived by his wife Dianne, children Donovan Henrich and Tatom (Christopher) and granddaughter Tomlin Masagatani of Portland, OR, his sister Dian (Don) Manross of Tucson, AZ and preceding him in death, his parents Bob and Marjorie. At Tom's request, there will be no funeral service but his family will be planning a Celebration of Life at the ranch in the near future.
Published in Tri-City Herald on June 18, 2017